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happen. >> start shaking. i don't know. it sharts shaking, i get a little nervous. stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. a sex scandal surrounding one of the area's football programs. why several players are now off the team. if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules, then i need you to vote this november. >> president obama saying our challenges can be met as he pushes for a second term in office. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this friday, september 7th, 2012. 5:00 a.m., 72 degrees. and it is a touch cooler, feels like the humidity, you know, kind of went down just a little bit. >> had the windows down coming in this morning. >> look at you. >> that's brave.
>> well, today, fairly confident we're going to get into the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. summer's last gasp because this weekend we're going to see fall move in. there you go. >> love it. >> taste of fall this weekend. it's, you know, about time, right? this is the time of year. the average temperature, around mid september is, in fact, upper 70s. right now we've got 72 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. a wind that's calm. humidity at 87% right now. take a look at the satellite and the radar over the last couple of hours. those storms that moved through yesterday. those are way off the coast of north carolina now. we've got just a few clouds out there. pretty quiet. for the morning commute, 8:00 a.m. a little bit of fog, mainly south. 68 to 78 degrees. by the lunch hour today, 83 to 87. topping out the day into the upper 80s to low 90 was the sunshine. if you're traveling in prince george's county, first4 traffic still seeing a work zone set up.
it's not bad though. landover road, campus way, blocked in both directions because of that work zone. traveling on 50, though, travel lanes are open as you make your way from the bay bridge and head towards the beltway. nice and clear. i'll give you a live look as you make your way past 424 at davidsonville road. again, eastbound and westbound, no issues to report. an if you're taking the rails, they're open. so far, fingers crossed, no delays along the metro, marc, or vre. back in ten with another look at your traffic. >> thank you. breaking news now. emergency crew in china scrambling after a 5.6 earthquake rocked southern china. news4's melissa mollet has new details. >> we just got an updated number report now saying the death toll has climbed to at least 43 people. thousands of
nasdaq hit a 12-year high. coming up on four minutes after hour. today president obama heads out to pish his message for movingford ward as he campaigns in new hampshire and iowa. he stirred up a crowd as he accepted the democratic nomination for re-election last night. the president highlighted the economy in his speech and tried to separate his views from republican challenger mitt romney. >> i refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home for raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. >> that speech now marks a turning point in the campaign season with just 62 days left until election day. our region is already a battleground area for the race for president. news4's jim vance was in charlotte and has more on what we will see politically in the weeks ahead. >> reporter: convention is over. delegates have gone home. democratic officials are hoping that what they will do now is go
home from charlotte and organize and motivate their neighbors and others to go out and give president barack obama four more years. it is said that all politics is local. if that is the case, local politicians have a lot of work cut out for them. in maryland, president is expected to win handedly so the focus will be there to go out and shore up democratic efforts in virginia and in pennsylvania and other states that are not such sure things as maryland may be in this election. those two states, virginia and pennsylvania, are among what they traditionally call battleground states, is anything but certain. in virginia, the question of victory applies not only to the presidential contest but also to the senate race. it is a tough battle there between tim kaine, one former governor, and george allen, another. that is up in the air and
certainly to be decided later. for the district, it is unfortunately the same old story. no love no, respect. they're seated as far away as could be, as anybody was. they tried to have a rally that fizzled and never did catch fire. and not a word was ever mentioned about the fact that more than half a million people do not have a vote in congress. we are, we as americans, have a lot of work ahead of us for the local politicians, it will be a struggle. one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> emotional appearance for former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. giffords led delegates in the pledge of allegiance last night. she was helped on stage by her friend congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz. after the pledge, she blew kisses to the crowd as they
cheered her name. the shooting left her with a severe brain injury. she was resigned from congress earlier this year to focus on her recovery. virginia's attorney general is now looking into the eligibility of a third party candidate on the state's presidential ballot. he is reviewing the petition submitted by constitution party candidate. he is a former congressman who could threat on the steal votes from mitt romney come november. he is reviewing the case because virginia's gop has accused good of ballot freud. they promised the review will be based on lieu, not politics. 5:07. a deadly illness that broke out at one of our national parks has claimed another victim. the scandal at a local high school that ended with several players being kicked off the football team. why now is your chance to help stand up for cancer. storms could be returning to the region just in time for the weekend. what you can expect next with
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lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. the annual stand up 2 cancer telethon will be held tonight. all four broadcast networks and a dozen cable channels will air the same telethon commercial free. it raises money for cancer research and features several hollywood appearances including taylor swift and actor samuel l. jackson. it's airs tonight at 8:00. get a lot of hollywood folks answering the phones as well.
call in and talk to them. all right. coming up in 11 minutes after 5:00, and we're looking at cooler conditions to start the day. no rain. >> we like that. and hopefully this means the fall weather is coming to our area. 5:11, weather and traffic on the ones. >> it's right around the corner. this upcoming weekend it's going to feature a high weekend. as you said, it is qui t it and dry outside. we've got upper 60s with temperatures, hometown forecast. potomac, maryland, 84 by noontime. a lot of sunshine throughout the area. few clouds coming in late. high today, 79 on sunday. danella? >> good morning. checking out the roads and things look pretty good in our area. still pretty quiet. if you're traveling along the baltimore beltway and capitol beltway and as you continue to d.c., 295, no issues to report. over to 395, nice and clear as well. live look at washington
boulevard. hardly any volume at all. nice and clear as you make your way across the 14th street bridge and hamilton district. back in ten with another look at your traffic. >> thank you, danella. 5:12. putting nasa's latest scecraft to the test in virginia. also ahead, want to see the health benefits from drinking wine? it's time to change what you it's time to change what you buy.
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5:15. developing this morning in maryland. hookers and high schooler, five players off the roster after an incident involving prostitutes. tracee wilkins is live with more. >> good morning. yes, this was the beginning of a winning season for dematha. they had one game in august 31st, 23 north carolina. allegations that illegal activity also happened during
that weekend game. according to "the washington post," dematha football players hired three prostitutes from a call service while in north carolina. they believe that five players were involved. the paper says that according to a parent of one of the accused players, the boys were able to sneak the call girls into their hotel room after the final 5:00 a.m. bed check. the post reports that the players engaged in sexual activities with nose prostitutes in their hotel room. school officials will not confirm the following but the post reports that sources confirm to them that two players with drew from school this week. two others have been recommended for expulsion pending appeal and a fifth faces disciplinary hearings today. a school official told us they could not comment and asked that we use the quote, the principal gave to the "washington post" that stated in part, if people break team rules, there are team sanctions, and if people break school rule, there are school sanctions. now, dematha has another away
game tonight in annapolis and as far as we know that game is still on as planned. reporting live reporting, i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. a person in west virginia is among three confirmed deaths linked to the virus at yosemite national park. centers if disease control and prevention says 12,000 people may have been exposed between june 10th and august 24th. rangers at the california park are trying to alert visitors about the virus. the virus spreads through deer mice. campers at risk likely stayed in certain cabins in the park. eight people have reported illnesses. there are reports this morning that an angry ex-girlfriend may be responsible for an air scare in philadelphia. originally thought to be a birthday hoax, officials received a call that a passenger on a us airways flight was in possession of a dangerous substance. the flight which was already on its way to dallas fb was turned around and armed officers pulled the passenger from his seat for
questioning. it became clear to investigators that shell may have been the victim of a prank. the hoax will cost us airways tens of thousands of dollars. drew peterson is back in jail after a jury found him guilty of murdering his third wife. kathleen savio was found dead in an empty bathtub in 2004. peterson showed no reaction in court but the victim's family hugged each other as the verdict was read. the former illinois police officer faces up to 60 years in prison. sentencing is set for november. a military charity organization says it will not accept profits made from a book about the raid that killed osama bin laden. the navy s.e.a.l. foundation announced on his website that it would not take donations from "no easy day." the book was written by a former navy s.e.a.l. the pentagon criticized the book saying it reveals classified information about missions. the defense department is considering legal action and could seize all money paid to the author. and we're learning the army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 ft. hood massacre offered to plead guilty twice and accept full responsibility for the
crime. his defense attorney said the government turned down major nadal hassan twice this year. the military judge would not accept the guilty pleas in the dealt penalty case. he's charge with 13 counts of premeditated murder. they're appealing the order for hassan to be clean shea ven before the trial. prosecutors claimassan grew a beard to make it difficult for witnesses to identify him in court. the first man to walk on the moon will be buried at sea according to his wishes. neil armstrong died nearly two weeks ago at the age of 82. as a navy veteran armstrong could have been buried in arlington national cemetery with full honors but chose a sea burial instead. it could take place off the coast of virginia, washington state. details are expected to be finalized in times for armstrong's public memorial service next thursday at the national a three dral. the rover is on the move. it's making it it is away long
the martian surface leaving tracks on the red planet. it shows the landing spot and scorch marks from the rockets that landed with rover. curiosity will spend the next two years on mars exploring the crater to determine if it once supported life. today nasa is going to perform another test here on an unmanned spacecraft. crews will drop the oh rye on into a tank of water to test the impact of the spacecraft. this is video from earlier tests on it. you see it right there. testing began last summer on the unmanned capsule. nasa is hoping to launch orion into space in 2014. it will travel farther than any human spacecraft in 40 years, a new study says men can reap the heart benefits of red wine if they drink the nonalcoholic version. researchers study more than 60 men who had a risk for heart problems. a high risk. for four weeks they followed a common diet and drank ten ounces of red wine a day, nonalcoholic
wine or gin. doctors found no significant effect from red wine or gin but when they drank nonalcoholic wine their risk for heart disease dropped 14%. risk for stroke went down 20%. it may weaken the beneficial effects on blood pressure. you drinking grape juice then? >> is there nonalcoholic wine? >> there is. you can some with the flavor, some fruity, some oaky. >> i don't get it. nonalcoholic wine. i just can't wrap my brain around it. >> some people say it's grape juice. >> veronica, weigh in over there. >> i just got a kick out of when eun was read that story, the whole time aaron was frowning. >> nonalcoholic wine. okay. all right. >> i guess it is like grape juice. all right. hey, let's take a look outside. 72 degrees early this morning here. we've got light winds around the area. and one thing that we really like the you walked in early the fact that the humidity is a little lower than the last
couple of mornings. clouds, only a few out there. radar view right behind me. scattered clouds around frederick and baltimore. that is about it. from today's few clouds that are going to be coming through ore area, you can see an isolated shower out of it, too. 66 degrees. green belt at 70. 65 in la plata right now. 66 degrees in culpeper, virginia. all right. let's talk about your future weather. where do we go from here? we'll see sunshine today. coming our way for the afternoon. isolated shower around the border and well off to our north and west. sunshine and temperatures that will rise into the low 90s. for saturday, we're going to start out with very quiet conditions. clouds will be increasing. and then the threat of rain for that late afternoon and evening hours. i think 4:00, 5:00, or 6:00, we need to watch as strong cold front enters our area. could be producing high winds as well as hail. we're talking about possibility of severe storms for tomorrow
late afternoon and evening. today, hot and quiet. 87 to 91. this evening we're mostly clear. 75 to 81 degrees. a great evening to be out. that seven-day forecast for you. nice conditions starting on sunday. heads up, storms on saturday. danella? >> right now watching delays on the rails. first4 traffic looks not very well if you are traveling on the marc train. first, there is signal problem. brunswick east train 870. 24 minutes is your delay right now. 19-minute delay. mechanical problem there. let's head over to the roadways and down i-95 in virginia. if you're traveling i-95 in virginia and making your way, heading northbound, disabled vehicle there. good news, it's just in your shoulder lane. not bad at all. and here's a live look at prince william parkway. traffic is flowing out issue. north and southbound. in fact, you're clear in both directions between prince william parkway and the beltway.
knob northbound, though, 63 miles an hour. it could soon be illegal to talk on the your cellphone while driving in all 50 states. the governors highway safety association recommended a national ban on handheld cellphone use while behind the wheel. right now ten states and d.c. ba banned handheld cellphone use. it distracts drivers. a handheld ban will be a step in the right direction. your last chance to see steven strasburg here at home if right-hander will pitch tonight against miami, then make his last start of the season wednesday on the road against the mets. >> and that ball way in on harper and we're going to have issues warned. and here come the benches and the bull februarys again. >> here we go. we've got ourselves a brawl. >> nats success are making other teams a little testy. washington and chicago benches cleared twice last night with one leading to some pushing and
shoving and three ejections. that might have been spurred on by an earlier ruckus when a cubs coach was tossed from the game for yelling not so so nice word at nats. >> just frustration of them on their part. a couple of their players, one guy came over the top and tried to hit somebody. that created ed d a ruckus. the catcher pushed michael morris and jackson was right there with him and shoved him, you know. that's, again, frustration from the team that's having a rough year. >> if you were wondering they played some baseball, too. the nats offense stayed red hot as they pounded the cubs, 9-2. >> frack cuss. >> you like that word? >> it's almost here, folks. redskins football and just two days the burgundy and gold kick off their 2012 regular season. everybody knows who is going to start as quarterback but who will open the season as starting running back? still a question. they battled injuries in the preseason.
that has opened the door for rookie morris. sixth round draft pick out of florida atlantic. relative unknown. after racking up nearly 200 yards and a touchdown in the preseason, he has the coach's attention. >> the thing i've been impressed the most, the game hasn't seemed too big for him. he's looked the way in practice every day as you guys have seen in the games. you never know with a rookie how they're going to play in the game, is it going to be too big for them, is it going to take some time. >> the redskins start their season on the road against new orleans saints. kickoff is sunday at 1:00. >> redskins. >> there you go. >> i can't wait. 5:26. 27 degrees. coming up, making his case for four more years. president obama's optimism for americans as he makes a plea for your vote. plus, maryland state trooper talking about his close encounter with an 1 wheeler. cooler temperatures reason tap for the weekend. veronica johnson has more on what to expect with yo president clinton: this election to me is about which...
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players their spot on the football team. president obama is optimistic about the future as he calls on voters to give him four more years. we'll be watching the markets as the latest jobs report could give wall street another boost. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning but first, good morning to you. i eun yang. >> welcome back to "news4 today" on this friday, september 7th. the weekend is right around the corner. veronica johnson is keeping an eye on the forecast that will make people happy going into the weekend. >> that's right. this weekend, we're going to watch summer fall. supposed to have a ba-da-bum. >> get it? summer fall? >> yeah. >> i know. well, not like fall this morning because it's still humid out there. and temperatures throughout the area. 73 in montgomery village right now. falls church at 67. lexington park, maryland, just to our south at 65 degrees. satellite and radar no, rain across the area. in fact, very few clouds.
a few clouds up to the north around frederick, maryland. your day planner forecast, here it is. 8:00 a.m., 76 degrees. a few clouds by noontime. sunshine throughout the area. 6:00 p.m., too, will get a high today of 81. it will be in the upper 80 frz about noontime. all of the way to the afternoon hours today. something really nice one today. it's, again, sunday, we've t got some weather to talk about. that will be the next weather. danella? >> veronica, in first4 traffic report, unfortunately if you're taking the marc train, several delays for you this morning. as we take a look at the marc train, your delays are pretty extensive on the brunswick east line as well as penn south line. also in our area, ifou're traveling the dulles toll road, no issues to report there. and if you're traveling the beltway, outer loop between the dulles toll road all of the way t to the interchange, had a couple of work zones set up but they are gone. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. 5:31. the presidential race heads into
a new phase now that both conventions wrapped up. today both president obama and mitt romney are headed to the same t battleground state. the president will speak at a museum in. >> pat: smith and then travel to a campaign event in iowa. mitt romney will attend a rally tonight in new hampshire. as president obama campaigns, he's counting on support from democratic delegates. he of if cussed his speech last night on helping the middle class and working to the as a country. tracie potts joins us live in charlotte with more. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're not done, that seemed to be the central theme of the president's speech here last night. they're cleaning up now. this place was packed just a few hours ago before president obama took the stage. take a look. here he is giving that final speech before the delegates here at the democratic national convention. it was a speech that was part policy, part cheerleading, so to speak, for the president talked at some of this accomplishments like the death of osama bin laden, saving the auto industry,
something he said was worth doing. he also called for 4 trillion off the deficit over the next decade. cutting the growth of college tuition in half, plus, a million new manufacturing jobs and he really focused on the middle class. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing. you can't, this is the olympics without insooting our closest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq. he won't tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. i have and i will. now, it's off and running again today back on the campaign trail. both the president and the vice president head to new hampshire this morning. by the way, that's one of the states where mitt romney is rolling out a slew of brand new ads. we are live in charlotte. i'm tracie potts, back to you. >> thank you. speaking of brand new ads, enthusiastic endorsement at the convention. a new tv ad from the romney
campaign using clinton's words against the president. >> he's a good soldier helping his party's president. what did bill clinton say about barack obama in 2008? >> give me a break. this whole thing is a biggest fairytale i've ever seen. >> a clip comes from a hillary clinton campaign rally in new hampshire in 2008. the ad will start airing in eight battleground statsds, including virginia today. this is romney's first ad after a 12-day hiatus. mitt romney's wife ann will be in loudoun county, she will stop by the twin oaks horseback riding academy in leesburg. she started exceeding as part of her therapy for scleros sclerosis. a d.c. police officer will not face charges. he was assigned to the white house motorcycle escorts. he overheard the officer make threatening comments about the first lady in july. d.c. police chief says the officer has been removed from
the motorcycle escort squad. he says the investigation is now being handle by intern nool affairs. >> investigators in montgomery county say driver error most likely caused a ride on bus to crash into a home. the county spokesman tells the walk examiner that the bus did not suffer any mechanical problems when it smashed into the front of a silver spring home two weeks ago. the bus had preventive maintenance done in july. weather, traffic, and passenger distractiones were ruled out as factors. five people, including the driver has minor injuries. the driver is on paid leave during the investigation. maryland state trooper is lucky to be alive after this terrifying accident. his dash cam caught a tractor trailer as it sideswiped his car. the trooper was making a traffic stop on interstate 70 in washington county back in june. he is currently undergoing physical therapy for injuries to his shoulder, back, and legs as
well as post concussion syndrome. >> sometimes i look at it and it just doesn't seem like the light is at the end of the tunnel. but i'm able to walk. i'm doing a lot of physical therapy to try to get back. >> doctors say they're not sure when the trooper will return to work. the truck driver was fined for breaking the move over law which requires drivers to lower their speeds and move over to the left lane when they see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder. 5:36 is our time right now. community leaders demanding answers this morning after a man is shot by a police officer. can't drive 55? we found a perfect highway for lead foots like you. storm team4 meteorologist veronica johnson, a lot of syllables there. she's tracking changes in the forecast that could impact your weekend plans, next, with weather and traffic on the ones.
"and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. you though they say everything is bigger in texas. apparently that includes the speed limit. a stretch of toll road between austin and san an toe you will now have a speed of 85 miles per hour. it's going to open later this year. that the highest speed limit in the country. transportation officials say that they believe that is is a safe speed for the road based on
traffic it will carry. 34 states have speed limits of 70 miles per hour or higher, but up until now only texas and utah allowed speeds up to 80 miles per hour on their roads. just increased it to 70, i guess, last year it was, in parts of virginia. >> i think we have too much traffic for anyone in this area. >> good luck getting up to 80 miles an hour. time for weather and traffic on the ones. veronica johnson let us know about cooldown coming our way. >> nice cooldown coming our way but our skies could get really busy and jammed up with some storms saturday afternoon. as far as storms go this morning, we don't even have any showers out there right now. look at the satellite and radar right now. maybe a few clouds up north around frederick and around baltimore. that is about it. and those are kind of skirting off to the east. so we get the sunshine today. and nothing that will get in the way of us warming up. i know that the sun is little lower in the sky, but should still get in the upper 80s to
low 90s ride now. in the 60s to low 70s. hometown forecast for laurel, maryland, and pretty much in a lot of the area, 67598:00 a.m. high temperature today, mid 80s to around 90 degrees. your weekend, storms for saturday, much cooler, light fall for sunday. folks are waking up and starting to head out on the roads but the good news is our area is pretty quiet right now. if you're traveling in prince george's county, checking roads for you as well. 301. also around ranch avenue not seeing any accidents, no major delays. even 210 in ft. washington, also along 210, again, no accidents to report. no major delays. the wilson bridge, know, travel lanes are open. but as you take a look you can see it's starting to bustle just a bit. no major delays again. as you make your way on the wilson bridge, travel lane towards van dorn, not a bad travel speed as you make your commute. driving 64 miles per hour.
that drive right now taking just six minutes. eun, back in ten. >> thank you. 5:41. a traffic alert for drivers that could cause problems for months. busy stretch of road that could be off limits to cars. plus, how can you say no to these little guys. how to adopt one of these dogs left homeless by hurri anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county.
two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland.
this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
this morning the naacp is demanding answers after a district heights police officer shot a man who was already under arrest. police say they arrested calvin kyle for trying to steal a motorcycle yesterday afternoon on foster street at marlboro pike. kyle tried to run away and that's when police fired. we spoke to a witness who says she saw the shooting. >> three police cars came up. he was not supposed to fire at
that boy. >> very disturbing when an officer -- when an individual is shot. >> kyle's condition is not known at this hour. the officer who shot him, is the johnny riley, was placed on routine leave during the investigation which is being handled by prince george's police. d.c. please are looking for a crash into a metro bus and sped off. it happened around 9:30 last night. five people were hurt. they're all expected to be okay. police are looking for a blue sedan with tinted windows and chrome wheels. d.c. police are offering a $10,000 reward for a church robbery. police released a surveillance video from st. stephen's church. the suspect runs into the church and runs out a short time later. victims say he got away with money, iphone, and other items. if you have information on this robbery call d.c. police 20, 2-727-90099. two men behind a smash and grab robbery at a high end
jewelry store. police say the suspects walked into king's jewelry, smashed a few glass cases, grabbed a handful of items and ran off in is the second time this family run store has been hit this summer. the other robbery happened in late july. 50-year-old cedric earls was arrested last week for that case. he was seen in surveillance video. charge with stealing $25,000 -- or a $25,000 ring. 5:4. national cathedral will mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with prayers at its regularly scheduled services that day. rather than hold a larger commemoration event. tuesday's worship services will be held at 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., noon, and 5:30 p.m. in the past, the cathedral hosted a xhem indication that had ptsz and other leaders frkts third party candidate that could steal some votes from. >> narrator: many november is being reviewed by virginia's attorney general. looking at the petition submitted by constitution party
candidate virgil good. he could draw some conservative vote in the common wealth. reviewing the case because virginia's gop has accused him of ballot fraud. casino revenue in maryland is falling as the fight to bring another gambling center to prince george's county heats up. revenue from the state's three current casinos fell $3.5 million from july. the state brought in a record hall of more than $48 million. maryland live! is bringing in the most money but saw less revenue in august. drawing about $660 million annually but in the two years casinos have been operating they brought in about only $390 million. health officials confirm d.c.'s first west nile virus that year. an elderly man from the northeast died from the virus.
commonly spread by mosquitos. virginia has five confirmed cases but now fatalities. they expect this year to be particularly bad for west nile. so far 2,000 cases nationwide have been reported in 87 people have died. a traffic alert now for drivers in bethesda. a new major construction project expected to start today and is also expected to have the largest impact on the morning rush drive. woodmont avenue between bethesda and miller closed today was supposed to be shut down on tuesday. that closure will last for nearly two years. it's for a construction project involving two high rises on what used to be one of the biggest parking lots in the area. they're also building an underground parking garage. until construction is finished, montgomery county will increase the circulator bus routes and convert about 100 long-term parking spaces into hourly parking. a year after tropical storm lee flooded our area families and businesses are still
struggling to recover. mar it hasn't been able to rebound since last year's flooding so it's going out of business. across the street marlboro tire was also flooded but they've been lucky enough to stay open. >> if it wasn't for employees and friends and families, a determination to stay in business, we wouldn't be here. >> the owner of marlboro tire are looking for another location for the tire shop. they say they stress out every time it rains, wondering if they will get flooded again. >> people in the bloomingdale neighborhood are getting helped in the constant flooding in their area. they held a workshop to show residents how to prevent future flooding. backflow preventers will help them. it flooded four times this summer most recently this past sunday. we've been in our rainy season here but today, not an
issue, right? >> today not an issue. and even though we've been in the rainy season this week, next week we're going to be completely opposite. we're going to have nothing but dry air around us. low humidity. a chance to really dry out. and, of course, for that neighborhood, clean up. dry for today, too, head outside, we're abot 7 2 degrees. light wind, sure, but like the last couple of days, we still have the humidity that's hanging around. as far as today goes, we do not have anything that's going to trigger or fire any storms. what we do have, however, is a front that's to our west that i'm going to keep my eye on. 68 degrees, falls church. quantico, virginia, 73 degrees. it's 70 in chantilly, virginia. good morning to you folks at st. michaels, maryland, 68 is your temperature. just a little cooler. so sat slight and radar, you've got to look wait over there in petersburg. a little bit of isolated shower. there might be a little isolated shower today. mainly up around the maryland/pennsylvania border an right there where they are currently over in west virginia.
i'm looking for sunshine today. mostly sunny sky. and temperatures that are going to rise quickly to the upper 80s to low 90s. the sun angle is low but we're not going to get in the way. should be able to easily rise to that mark. tomorrow morning, dry. we've got a lot of sunshine around our area. and then there comes that weather front. some showers, some storms for saturday. i'm thinking late afternoon and for the evening hours as well. as that front comes through, it's going to bring the change to our area. but for those storms that come in during the late afternoon and especially the early evening hours, it could come with some hail and it may come with some strong winds, too. there's our temperature change. really cooling down. not just here but so much of the nation. down into the 80s for highs into areas through the deep south coming up on sunday. for your afternoon, 87 to 91 degrees. still a touch humid. and you might even call today hot. 75 to 81. we're warm for the evening. seven-day forecast right here
for you. from 91 today to 88 on saturday. we step it way down to the mid september type temperatures for sunday. look at that dry period. nothing but sunshine, danella, monday, tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. >> veronica, that sounds great. but what's not great is your first4 traffic report right now because we're going to focus on the rails. taking the marc train. several delays. they are growing as we speak. this is where it is at my last check. 37 minutes. this is the delay on the brunswick east train 870 due to a mechanical problem. a switch problem, your delay is at least 18 minutes. penn south 505. at least two ten-minute delays on brunswick east. here's what's happening. metro is honoring marc tickets and good news if you're taking the metro. no delays reported on metro or vre. if you're taking the marc, again, it's going to be a tough commute for you. another traffic alert for you in northern virginia. relief is finally coming for one
of the area's most congested enter changes. tomorrow, two new ramps will open connecting the eastbound dulles access road to the beltway's inner and outer loops. drivers on the access road used to cross several lanes of traffic to exit on the beltway causing major traffic issues. the ramps were built as part of the beltway express lanes project. metro might give you headaches this weekend if you don't use the roads. seven stations on the red line will be effected by track work. dupont circle on the red line. two stations, however, will be open in service from ore there lines. gallery place for green and yellow line service, there will also be single tracking on the orange and yellow lines and work starts at 10:00 tonight. should be done by monday morning. good luck getting to where you're going. >> there will be a quiz, aaron. forget paying lower fees for laying away the must have holiday gifts. they can save you even more money.
that story and more, shartia, good morning to you. always love saving money. >> that's right. new retail war may be overlayaway. days after toys "r" us waived fees ahead of the holiday season and walmart cut its layaway fees, k martd plans to go one better. "usa today," starting today both chains will drop layaway fees year-round and let shoppers put any item on layaway at nearly all of their stores. the recent moves are great for shoppers but warn people to remember they're still spending money they haven't earned yet. and apple is reportedly talking to music license content for a custom radio service similar to pandora. the "wall street journal" says apple service would work on the iphone, ipad, mac and possibly on pcs running microsoft windows. it wouldn't be offered on smart phones and tablets running google's android software. as with pandora, songs would
occasionally the disrupted by ads. it could launch in a matter of months. we'll stay tuned for the developments. >> shartia, thank you. amazon is trying to take on apple in a tablet market. the online shopping giant unveiled new versions of the kindle fire yesterday. it is now in larger kindle fire as well as one that offers high speed 4g data plan. apple is expected to respond with its own new tablet soon. there's rumors it will announce a mini ipad in the next few weeks. four major restaurants could end up paying millions of dollars to thousands of current and past employees. servers at olive garden, red lobster, longhorn steakhouse and capital grill filed a lawsuit saying they were illegally underpaid. not being allowed to clock in. others were forced to clock out but continued to work without pay. looking for back pay and other compensati compensation. almost a dozen lucky dogs
left the homeless -- when they were left homeless after hurricane isaac are now here in d.c. >> the four legged storm victims are ready to find new homes and best friends. nine dogs from a flooded mississippi shelter arrived at the washington animal rescue league yesterday. they were transporting dozens of dogs to shelters with available space. four of the dogs are puppies that will be ready for new homes in a couple of weeks. adult dogs very cute are being checked out to see when they will be ready to be adopted. people love the dogs around. animal lovers. >> yeah. a local school known nationally for the sports teams in the middle of a sex scandal this morning. also, the new study that only clouds up the issue of whether women should get mammograms. >> and it is a nice 72 degrees out there. lower humidity. one more hot day and then veronica johnson telling us about nice fall weather ahead.